Big Blue Blocks 4 Shining Stars DC

$6,600 of $13,200 goal

Raised by 45 people in 49 months
Rebecca Neuburger
for Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy ( is a public charter school in Ward 4, Washington DC that serves 124 children ranging in age from 3-7. 

This year the school relocated to a building that has very limited outdoor playspace. In fact, they share a small narrow strip of fenced, mulched, land with another school (see photo above). There is no play equipment on the playground and the options for adding any are limited because of the narrow dimensions of the lot. Enter: Imagination Playground. 

"Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space — schools, children's museums, parks and recreation, daycare centers, camps, hospitals, churches — into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all fun. Imagination Playground is a mobile play system made up of big blue blocks in many unique shapes and sizes.

"Using Imagination Playground blocks, kids build a new world every day. They make objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots. They make imaginary places like houses, factories, and cities. They make new dramatic scenarios, settings, and games to play. Most important, they make the rules. Because Imagination Playground is child-directed and open-ended, it encourages self-expression through deep, joyful play."

The blocks come with storage carts that allow for easy moving and storing of the equipment and will move with the school wherever it goes. 

This fundraising campaign aims to raise enough money to buy 2 such sets of blocks with storage carts. 

Look at the photo above. And now imagine lots of bright blue blocks scattered among the mulch. Now imagine a bunch of 3-7-year olds among those blocks, running around building all kinds of things. What a difference, right? 

Your contribution is tax-deductible. For more information about Shining Stars Montessori Academy, visit

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$5,882 from 38 donations! Almost there for the first set. Please keep sharing this campaign with your friends and family (and encourage other Shining Stars families to do the same) and big blue blocks will magically appear. How great would it be if we could get a set for when the kids get back from winter break?!

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You've donated over $4000!! Thank you for contributing and spreading the word. As soon as we raise enough to buy the first set ($6,600), we will put in the order. Please keep sharing the link to the campaign.

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Shining Stars
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$6,600 of $13,200 goal

Raised by 45 people in 49 months
Created November 9, 2014
Funds raised will benefit:
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
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Washington, DC
EIN: 300630733
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Henry & Betty Guyot
49 months ago

To help Luther and friends follow their stars.

Steve & Marsha King
49 months ago

in honor of Gus & his school; our best wishes for all your schoolmates & teachers

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